A photo of Advisory Board Member, Vance Serchuk

Vance Serchuk

Executive Director, KKR Global Institute

Vance Serchuk is the Executive Director of the KKR Global Institute, KKR’s geopolitical analysis unit, and a Managing Director on the Americas Private Equity Industrials Team, where he focuses on defense, aerospace, and industrial technology. Vance has been involved in KKR’s investments in Hensoldt AG, United Group (SBB/Telemach) and Novaria Group, where he serves on the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Advisory Board to Söderberg & Partners, the Swedish asset and wealth management firm. Prior to joining KKR, Vance worked for six years as the senior national security advisor to Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Connecticut) and as a professional staff member on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. In this capacity, Vance was involved in a range of international security issues, including Iran and Russia sanctions legislation, Indo-Pacific strategy, and the war on terror. A former monthly columnist for the Washington Post, Vance’s writings have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, and Politico. Vance is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University and holds a JD from Yale Law School. He was a Fulbright scholar in the Russian Federation and a Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow in Japan. A native of New York State, Vance is an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC. He is a trustee of the American University of Iraq Suleimani in Iraqi Kurdistan and sits on the boards of the Orianne Society, a conservation nonprofit, and the Afghan Future Fund, a philanthropic initiative he co-established in the summer of 2021 to support the evacuation, resettlement and education of at-risk Afghans, in particular students from the American University of Afghanistan. He has served for over a decade as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve where he holds the rank of lieutenant commander.